Faith-filled Films Garner Seven Oscar Nominations

Hollywood Insight01/24/17

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Surprises and snubs are the title of the activity throughout award year. And, this morning’s 2017 Academy Awards nominations didn’t disappoint.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone‘s musical impressive, La La Land, tied the all-time file for overall nods with 14. And Suicide Squad managed to squeeze out a nomination in the Hair & Makeup classification.

Beyond the typical list of snubs and surprises, what is actually exciting is that a variety of nominations honor flicks that aspect the Christian faith. Two of people movies share an actor in typical — Andrew Garfield.

Garfield, who’s lately spoken about ‘falling in enjoy with Jesus’, snagged a location in the Finest Actor classification. This is the very first Oscar nominaton for the British actor, who’s well known for his stint as Spider-Person.

Garfield’s latest motion picture Silence, directed by Academy Award-successful filmmaker Martin Scorsese, obtained a person nomination — for Finest Cinematography. That is not stunning. It can be a difficult motion picture to enjoy because of the subject matter matter (the persecution and torture of Japanese Christians throughout the 17th century). But, it is wonderfully shot, deserving of this Oscar nomination — and a great deal additional.

Yet another little bit of information is that the Academy has extended an olive department to shunned filmmaker Mel Gibson. The two-time Oscar winner just obtained a nod for Finest Director for Hacksaw Ridge. This is Gibson’s very first Academy Award nomination in additional than two many years (Braveheart, 1995).

The faith-stuffed movie, about a Seventh-working day Adventist who turns into the very first conscientious objector to get the Medal of Honor for his heroics as a fight medic throughout Entire world War II, obtained six nominations in overall (for Finest Picture, Finest Actor in a Major Purpose, Finest Director, Finest Film Modifying, Finest Audio Modifying, and Finest Audio Mixing).

Late-night’s Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 89th Academy Awards live on ABC from the legendary Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 26th.


Finest Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or Superior Drinking water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Manchester by the Sea


ACTOR IN A Major Purpose

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Wonderful

Denzel Washington, Fences

ACTRESS IN A Major Purpose

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

See the complete list of the 2017 Oscar nominations on oscar.go.com.

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